Baseball and the Law

In honor of the Texas Rangers playing in the World Series, the Library is highlighting a little-known part of our collection – Baseball and the Law!

For instance, there is The Little White Book of Baseball Law.  Written by law professors John H. Minan and Kevin Cole, this book looks at how the law has shaped the game of baseball – from new stadium construction to injured spectators.  If you are more interested in the rules of the game, you might want to take a look at The Official Rules of Major League Baseball.  Or, if the game’s unwritten rules sound better to you, take a look at The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America’s Pastime.

No time to read a book?  We have Eight Men Out, based on the 1919 scandal of the “Black Sox” World Series in which members of the Chicago White Sox agreed to “throw” games in return for cash, in our DVD collection.  If a law journal article is more your style, take a look at The Common Law Origins of the Infield Fly Rule, 123 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1474 (1974-1975).

Find these materials and more by searching for “Baseball” in the subject field of TALLONS.

Go Rangers!

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